We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Always remember that it's a list of reasons. Most of us tend to cling to the one thing that bothers us most and repeat that. With me, it is the fact that illegals take the place of a person who has waited in line to come to America and intends to do it right. But there are more problems, and it pays to memorise a couple more for when the subject comes up.
Assistant Village Idiot
Cui bono? Lots of people rely on illegal immigrants for an income stream including charities and NGOs. Somewhat analogous, even Saul Alinsky expressed concerns regarding the class of social workers who would emerge from the "War on Poverty". He called them "puffed up little generals". Their incomes depend on the existence of an underclass and they aren't oriented towards solutions to reduce it. No one has mentioned it, but what about the teachers unions whose livlihoods are threatened by declining populations of native born children?
At my most cynical, I wonder how many political figures are on the payroll of the smuggling, drug or human trafficking cartels? Indirectly, of course.
Again, as VHD mentions, the cocooned people who foist their immigration policies on others are insulated from the consequences of their poor decisions.